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To make a new breed of travel guide, we deployed locals. They looked under the surface, on the margin, on the BRINK of their own cities. They are entrenched in the culture of their city and can share the secret gems in their own backyards.

Cherry Tavern

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1783.9 KM AWAY
441 East 6th Street
New York, NY
A NY Magazine favorite, Cherry Tavern offers a beer and tequila shot for $5, which is always a good start. This joint is a chill place to park a group of normal folks, drink a few while shooting pool, relaxing, and maybe nabbing a phone number or two before heading home. Quirky decor, juke box, full bar - it's all low-key and open daily, 6pm 'til 4am. Cash only.

Whole Earth Vegan Bakery

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1783.9 KM AWAY
130 Saint Marks Place
New york, NY
For whatever ridiculous reason, the words "delicious" and "vegan" are rarely printed together. For those of you who aren't yet aware, some tremendous advances have been made in the big wide world of vegan foodstuffs; when visiting Whole Earth Bakery, you might finally have that personal epiphany. Vegan cookies, scones, muffins, tons of smoothies and juices, plus made-to-order cakes for folks with almost any type of food allergy.

Evolution Nature Store

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1783.9 KM AWAY
120 Spring Street
New York, NY
Smack dab in the middle of boutique & arts central - SoHo, baby - is your one-stop for skulls, bones, butterflies, fossils and medical models. Evolution gets its goods straight from the scientific source, an array of paleontologists, entomologists and anthropologists. Your taxidermy animal desires and tribal pendant needs won't go unfulfilled.

Pacific Mall

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1783.9 KM AWAY
Site IV, Sahibabad Industrial Area
Ghaziabad,
The Pacific Mall is located along the Delhi border in Ghaziabad, a larger than life place where you can find a posh multiplex, amusement park, food plaza, night life and even a five star hotel. Like most of the malls in Delhi, you will find all retail outlets here, with some high-end brands blended in. When in the food court, you can choose from a huge array of different cuisines (Indian and International) brought under one roof.

Milk & Cookies Bakery

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1783.9 KM AWAY
19 Commerce Street
New York , NY
Go there just for the sweet smell of freshly baked cookies, then devour one and kick yourself for not finding this place sooner. Be sure to ask about their cookie of the day - you might find something even sweeter than the S'mores or the peanut butter chocolates. Warm cookies in the winter, ice cream sandwiches in the summer. If you're feeling adventurous, you can design your own recipe and take the dough to go for fresh-baked cookies at home. A definite stop on a West Village tour!

Castro Theatre

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1783.9 KM AWAY
429 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA
The Castro Theater is gorgeous. It's got history and character and is ALWAYS screening pure gold. Arthur Conan Doyle's 1925 The Lost World was once set to LA indie group Dengue Fever's reinterpretation of the soundtrack. AMAZING! New movies are often featured as well as marathon features, classics, and film festivals. Snacks cost about a hundred bucks more than at other theaters so sneak in your own treats.

Fat Cat

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1783.9 KM AWAY
75 Christopher Street
New York, NY
This basement joint recalls the days of the speakeasy. Down the narrow steps, fat cat at first seems a little on the dingy side, and maybe a tad too dark. But let your eyes adjust, soak in the atmosphere, and you'll be instantly sold. It's the place to go for ping pong, shuffleboard, chess, and, of course, some excellent live jazz.

Lucky Penny Restaurant

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1783.9 KM AWAY
2670 Gearly Blvd
San Francisco, CA
The denizens of the post-Richmond part of the Western Addition - Laurel Heights - don't have many options for good food & drink, including this sad-bastard shit-box. Do yourself a favor and avoid this over-priced, 24-hour, worse-than-Denny's diner - that is, unless you're in desperate need of coffee & pie and there's no place else to go.

Chocolate Soup

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1783.9 KM AWAY
2 Hunter Square
Edinburgh,
You've already poured the equivalent of fifty loaves of bread into your gut. Since you're guzzling beer and letting yourself go anyway, you might as well see what level of horrible disfigurement you can achieve - ingesting one (or many) of the amazing range of chocolate-drenched drinks and snacks. With a quirky atmosphere, Chocolate Soup is an ideal place for fanatics. The porridge and choco-shots are a must on a cold day! Expect a crowd, and tough it out - the taste and low cost make it worth the visit. You'd be the worst kind of idiot to walk away from this glory.

Macelleria Russo Rosario

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1783.9 KM AWAY
Corso Vittorio Emanuele 114
Buscemi, SR
Meal options abound on an island renowned for its celebratory approach to food and wine. We don't imagine you'll have a difficult time avoiding chain restaurants with so many options available to you. If you're looking for some authentic Sicilian flavors, get out of the hotel and head on down to the Macelleria Russo Rosario in Buscemi - you won't be disappointed.

The Queens Arms

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1783.9 KM AWAY
7-8 George Street
Brighton,
Nothing says "good time" more than The Queen's Arms, a gay cabaret club with a fabulous vaudeville style. This place is hetero-friendly, with the promise of fun for everyone (except for the kids, of course). Seaside postcard, spicy & saucy stuff. People here don't even know the meaning of the word "shy," and neither should you!

Transgression Skate Park

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1783.9 KM AWAY
Ocean Terminal
Edinburgh,
Huge indoor skateboard and BMX complex with more treacherous moulded cement, half-pipes, bowls, rails, and great lines to carve up! Set up by local enthusiasts with a passion for skating and riding. Mellow atmosphere and they even offer beginner courses and tips. Open 'til 10pm, 7 days a week, and sessions start from £5.50 or £15 for full day passes.

Thai Place Restaurant

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1783.9 KM AWAY
312 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA
Hangovers are common in this city. Great people, great bars, tasty booze - it just comes with the territory. When you do decide to drink too much - or if you forget NOT to - get the hot and sour soup from Thai Place. The veggie with no tofu will destroy all traces of sick-sluggishness from your hard-working body, and much faster than anything you've ever tried. Their other food is alright, too. Nothing spectacular or memorable, but perfectly satisfying all the same.

Aglieco - Casa Del Pesce

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1783.9 KM AWAY
Viale Zecchino, 216
Siracusa, SR
Well then - what do you think the chances are that one might expect fresh seafood in Sicily? In a region of the world famous for it's fantastic food & wine traditions, you won't have to look too far. There's good seafood everywhere, that's for sure. But you're interested in the best, then you should listen to us. Angelico is the spot you'll want to visit for the best fish in Siracusa.

Bibliohead Bookstore

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1783.9 KM AWAY
334 Gough St.
San Francisco, CA
Standard selection of fiction, nonfiction, kids books, coffee table business, and new releases. The great thing is that the standard selection somehow stands up to much larger bookstores. This is a great little place with an adorable day-dreaming staff and decent prices.

Musee Mecanique

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1783.9 KM AWAY
Pier 45 Shed A
San Francisco, CA
If you've never been here, you must head over without delay! Within these walls are some of the most horrifying and delightfully awful coin-operated machines mankind has ever created. The most famous is the boisterous laughing fat woman who will cascade the crowd with a nightmarish volley of bouncing hysterics for a nominal fee. Couple this with displays of public hangings, 1950s-style peep shows, and classic arcades, and you have a solid good time for almost no money. Guaranteed to delight.

Jungle Safari

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1783.9 KM AWAY
West Gate Mall, Rajouri Garden
New Delhi,
Its not a real jungle safari. Let's get that straight right away. This place can quite a bit of fun for kid travelers, but if you are over the age of say...16? Stick to movie watching and mall sulking.

Earnest Sewn & Flower Shop

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1783.9 KM AWAY
90 Orchard Street
New York, NY
Hipster clothing store famous for its denim jeans - and let's just go ahead and face it, they'll never go out of style. There are many locations, but this Lower East Side installment also features a unique flower store. Check out their wares and pick up a rose for that special someone.

Fabulous Fanny's

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1783.9 KM AWAY
335 East 9th Street
New York, NY
Stunning selection of vintage glasses - think opera glasses, rhinestones galore, gold frames from the 1800s, and all the hippest retro styles. Honest, helpful service at the only shop of its kind in the city! Old threads, kitsch, and trinkets of all varieties. For those who require a look that's truly one of a kind.

Shotwell

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1783.9 KM AWAY
320 Grant Ave.
San Francisco, CA
Shotwell is a great alternative to clothing places in the Haight or Mission. Tons of indie labels, lots of unique items, some vintage and refurbished, and favorite labels like Cheap Monday and Mike and Chris. Definitely catered towards younger and thinner folks, and those with an affinity for shiny things: great SF fashion is to be found here.

Other Music

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1783.9 KM AWAY
15 E 4th Street
New York, NY
Contrary to popular opinion, there actually ARE record stores - other than Best Buy - you can go to. So, if you're sick and goddamn tired of waiting in obscenely long lines for that soul album that more people OUGHT to be listening to, there's Other Music, a hub for the hottest LPs, CDs, and tapes of Classic Rock, Hip-Hop, Americana, World, Funk, Jazz, and Electronica. Classic t-shirts, band merchandise, and used albums, too. You can't find this stuff anywhere, and there are three floors to explore, full of stupidly affordable wares for the quintessential music lover.

Wolford Boutique

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1783.9 KM AWAY
122 Greene Street
New York, NY
Every girl (and every cross-dresser) ought to have at least one pair of these luxury tights in their top drawer. Bring gold, lots and lots of gold.